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Tinos, Vathi, The Festival of Saint Charalambos

EVENT INFO

Start Date: 10 February 2023
End Date: 10 February 2023
Vathi

EVENT INFO

Start Date: 10 February 2023
End Date: 10 February 2023

Saint (Agios) Charalambos is found at the bay of Vathi near the village of Isternia. It is a seaside settlement of only a few houses which belong mainly to fishermen, known both for its seashore and for the fish-tavernas on the coast. Agios Charalambos is the protector of the marble-workers and, for this reason, the church is built near the marble factory and the small port from which marble is shipped out. Its entrance, which has no door, leads to a vestibule. The chapel was likely built in the 19th century. The marble slab above the entryway depicts Agios Charalambos standing on a fallen devil. The gable and bell tower were built in the 1990s.

entrance of church of Agios Charalambos at Tinos, Vathi, Greece commemorate festival of her birth

The church of Saint Charalambos holds its celebration on February 10th. After the mass, coffee, meze and raki are served. Among the meze are some of Tinos’ most beloved traditional dishes. Tinos traditional dishes are artichokes cooked in a variety of ways, sun-dried tomatoes with batter, froutalia, savore with molasses, fried fish with petimezi sauce, pork sausages, the saltsisi, and the louza of Tinos. Cheeses include the famed graviera and the kopanisti. As for sweets, famous are the amygdalota, xerotigana, karidota, pasteli, loukoumi, and various kinds of halva as well as the renowned thyme honey of Tinos.

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